The iconic 1963 Aston Martin DB5 car was used in James Bond films such as “Goldfinger”And “Thunderball”It was stolen 25 years earlier and has since been recovered. NME reported.
The car, estimated to be worth more than $25,000,000, mysteriously disappeared from a safe hangar at Boca Raton Airport in Florida in 1997. Art Recovery International, which is a group that recovers stolen luxury items, has found the car 25 years later. The Telegraph.
According to NME, the group claimed that an unidentified individual was able verify the serial number of the car and confirm that it is the one missing.
The exact location of Sean Connery’s car, which was made famous in the 007 movies, is unknown. However, The Telegraph reports that it can be found in a. “private setting”Somewhere in Middle East The Edinburgh Evening News reported.
According to reports, Dubai, Kuwait and Bahrain are among the most popular destinations. “particular areas of interest”The Edinburgh Evening News reported that the car was located in the city.
Christopher Marinello, Art Recovery International’s chief executive, spoke to The Telegraph. He said that DB5 will soon be recovered.
“I’m hopeful that the possessor will come forward voluntarily before I have to make an announcement,”He stated. “It’s my policy to give possessors of stolen and looted objects every opportunity to do the right thing.
“I don’t believe the current possessor knew the car was stolen when he or she acquired it. Now they do know, I think they should make every effort to have a discreet confidential discussion about how we clear the title to this iconic vehicle,”He added.
American businessman Anthony Pugliese purchased the sleek car for $275,000 at a Sotheby’s New York auction in 1986. Edinburgh Evening News reported that he was the original owner at the time it was stolen.
According to Edinburgh Evening News, Pugliese was paid $4.2 million in insurance after the car was taken. He also offered a $100,000 reward for any information that leads to the safe return.